Two Campuses
One School
One Mission

Robert Treat Academy Charter School is committed to providing a high-quality education to our diverse student body. We achieve our goals through a challenging curriculum, quality teachers, and an atmosphere that emphasizes communication and cooperation between our staff and our parents. Together, these elements create a safe and engaging learning environment in which all students can excel.
  • School District: Robert Treat Academy Charter School
  • School Code: 80-7730-970
  • SNA Principal: Marcelino Trillo
  • JRC Principal: Paul Parada
  • Grades: K-8 at RTA's Stephen N. Adubato Campus in the North Ward 
  • Grades: K-8 at RTA's Jackie Robinson Campus in the Central Ward
  • Students Enrolled: 680

Important Links

  • Curriculum – Know what and how your children will learn by reading our curriculum overview
  • Registration – Learn about school registration procedures and policies on our admissions page
  • Test Scores – View our recent state test scores and see how we compare
  • Emergencies – Prepare for emergencies. Learn our emergency protocol, fill out release forms, and sign up for emergency alerts


2014-15 Reward School

Robert Treat Academy has been named a Reward School for the 4th consecutive year!  A Reward School is a school with outstanding student achievement or growth over the past three years.

Mission Statement

Robert Treat Academy serves students in general education, students with disabilities and English language learners. The Academy offers children ages five and older an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and stimulating academic environment in which the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, technology, social science and world language are bonded to the values of self-worth, respect for one another, one’s community, state and nation.  Students, parents, staff and adult community members will each play critical roles in the Academy, a total involvement institution.  Parental participation, year-round learning and cultural experiences will demonstrate to all that success, hope and perseverance are habits just as caring, compassion and fairness are habits.  The Academy nurtures a total commitment to high academic standards, socially acceptable behavior and the recognition that all individuals are created equal and must be given an equal educational opportunity.

Robert Treat Academy Charter School Services

Robert Treat Academy serves students in general education, students with disabilities and English language learners.

Students don’t always learn at the same pace, and it isn’t uncommon for a student to fall behind or struggle at some point in their academic career. Robert Treat Academy Charter School cares about the well-being of every student and provides access to several services—including tutoring, mentoring, and counseling services—to help each student achieve to his or her highest potential.

We encourage parents and students to voice their concerns and needs so we can work together to find a solution that works for everyone.

To learn more about Robert Treat Academy Charter School’s services or programs, please contact us.

Help your children succeed

Parents play a critical role helping their students succeed, and Robert Treat Academy Charter School provides ways to help you along the way. Visit our Parents page and find support tips, information on tutoring resources, current policies and procedures, and more.

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How to Contact or Visit Our Schools

Robert Treat Academy Charter School encourages parents and members of the community to contact us and visit our schools. Please call us with any questions, comments or suggestions you may have.

If you're planning a visit, please check in with our main office staff upon arrival. In the interest of student safety and security, we must know if you are planning to be on school property during school hours. Our offices are open from

RTA North Campus

443 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104-1339
973-482-8811 Telephone
973-482-7681 Facsimile


RTA Central Campus

180 William Street
Newark, NJ 07103-3004
973-286-1020 Telephone
973-286-1050 Facsimile

Jackie Robinson Campus

On August 10th, 2009, we opened a new school in Newark's Central Ward with the objective of giving students in that area of our city the same education provided by Robert Treat Academy.  Our Jackie Robinson Campus in the Central Ward opened with two grades, Kindergarten and First.  Today we educate students in grades K-8. 

Robert Treat Academy Charter School - Jackie Robinson Campus

180 William Street

Newark, NJ 07103-3004

(973) 286-1020 Telephone

(973) 286-1050 Facsimile

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Stephen N. Adubato Campus

New Jersey joined the nation's twelve-year old charter school movement with the passage of the Charter School Program Act of 1996.  On January 15, 1997, the North Ward Center received word that its application for the Robert Treat Academy Charter School had been approved.  The Academy became the first charter school in the state to begin operation when it opened its doors on September 4, 1997.  

One hundred children in Kindergarten and first grade formed the inaugural group of students who began classes in our first building on Mount Prospect Avenue.  Since then, a grade was added each year, and we moved to our present facility in 2001.  In 2004, when the eighth grade was added, we reached our full enrollment with 450 students.  A new wing, the Fine Arts Pavilion, was added to complete our facility.

We were named a 2008 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.  The No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels.

Robert Treat Academy Charter School - STEPHEN N. ADUBATO CAMPUS

North Ward

443 Clifton Avenue

Newark, NJ 07104-1339

(973) 482-8811 Telephone

(973) 482-7681 Facsimile

Contact Us / Directions